Some of the USA’s History and Somthings to Possibly Think About

Today in United States of America we are celebrating the 243rd year of declaring this land free and seperate from whoever is currently sitting on the United Kingdoms of Great Britain throne each year July 4th comes along. Since Queen Elizabeth II has been their ruling monarch for 67 years, which longer than many of us started living this lifetime.

But questions about what rights individual people would be allowed to have in the USA was and is hotly debated both privately and publicy. As is where did the first people come from as hunter, gathers to this chunck of land. Also what rationality were the people who discovered this land mass that was alreaddy inhabited for thousands of years

The by-laws this country used and, with many admendments to it, still uses are The Bill of Rights and the Constitution of the United States of America. Which was men only most of whom owned human beings as slaves to do with whatever they pleased. Their daughters and wives were barely a step above the slaves. Unless you were a white European male you has no rights as a human at all.

We have come far since the early decades of the forming of this nation or at least that is what we would like to believe. Yes woman and a citizen from anywhere in the world can now own land, property, even a business. Plus no matter where you or your parents are from if you are a legal citizen of the US you can vote for people who want to hold the different levels of power from the town to the federal level to decide what laws we as citizens have to live by which supposedly fulfills one of the privilages given to us by the Constitution. But and this is a big but it wasn’t until the 19th admendment was passed in 1919 and then ratified in every state, Tennessee being the last state of the 36 states, in August 1920 that women were given the privilage to vote. Yet a big leap forward was in 1870 after the end of the Cival War (this war was fought over humans being kept as slaves who were widely considered less important than a horse or a cow. The Northern states were against slavery and the Southern states were for it) that all males over a certain age could vote in elections. Sound pretty good? It wasn’t and most men of colored were denied their voting privilages until President Lynden B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Law in 1965 that both men and women of color could excerise their voting privilages.

The people who are decendants from the original hunter, gathers were not allowed to be citizens in their own country until 1924. Affter they had been herded like cattle onto land the European men picked for them to live. Which was usually land that was in hard if not impossible to farm and/or raise livestock on. Their children were taken away and taught to deny their heritage that the only way not to be thought as a savage was to learn European customs and language. This happened with more than one or two generations of children born to people whos land, including their sacred lands used for burial and/or spiritual ceremonies, and their languages and costoms was stolen from them. Most Indian Reservations cover many of the largest poverty areas and limited educated people in the USA.

If you have read this far I thank you for doing so. What is taught in our schools here as this nations history leave many things out that could make politicians back through many hundreds of years look bad. As the regular everyday, working class people in other words us start rasing questions on the slanted history we were and most of our children or grandchildren are being taught, the more we can learn to honor different nationalities and their cultures rather than hold preconceived and prejudicial thoughts about people and countries that have a different way of doing things then we do. Today I  ask you as well as myself not to judge people by the color of their skin, or accent they speak with, or the spirital path they follow but instead try saying hello with a smile and maybe one day start a coversation with someone to learn who that person is as an individual not who you may think they are because of ideas that our parents, teachers, and other adults taught us when we were growing up as how to think of a person different from ourself, family, and close friends. Who knows this could take humans back to a time when we live in harmony with Mother Earth and all living things upon her and in her vast oceans and other water ways and polluting the air we breathe. The time is now for tolerance,  harmony and to start cleaning up land, air, and water for future generations.

I hope I have given you someethings to think about for positive changes. I also hope I did not anger anyone who read this post. It is up to each of us as to how we live each of our lifetimes and the karmic balance or unbalance we chose for ourselves. Blessed be, A’ho and Namaste my dear sisters, brothers, and guests.

 

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What Holiday is Today? What Historical Events Happened? On June 22

If you were wondering if today is a holiday somewhere, yes, it is! It always is. Here are today’s holidays:

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Aymara New Year Day holiday Bolivia National Holiday
Architecture Day Germany Observance
Teachers’ Day El salvador Observance
Midsummer Finland National Holiday
Day of Antifascist Struggle Croatia National Holiday
Remembrance Day of Victims of the Great Patriotic War Belarus Observance
Midsummer Day Sweden Public Holiday
National Chocolate Eclair Day Weird
National HVAC Tech Day Weird
National Onion Rings Day Weird

Historical Events on June 22

  • 1774: The Quebec Act is passed by Great Britain. This act establishes the governing rules for the Quebec colony in British North America.
  • 1783: A poisonous cloud arrives in Le Havre, France. This cloud was produced by the eruption of Laki Volcano in Iceland and had been carried by wind currents.
  • 1807: During the Chesapeake Leopard Affair, the American frigate the USS Chesapeake is attacked and boarded by the British warship the HMS Leopard.
  • 1813: During the War of 1812, Laura Secord embarks on a 18.6 mile journey -all on foot – to warn Lieutenant Jame FitzGibbon when she learns of the plans for an American attack on Beaver Dams in Ontario.
  • 1825: Feudalism and seigneurialism is abolished by the British Parliament in British controlled North America.
  • 1870: The United States Congress creates the U.S Department of Justice on this date.
  • 1898: During the Spanish American War, the 5thS Army Corps lands in Cuba.
  • 1918: A train carrying the Hammond Circus crashed near Hammond, Indiana on this date. Almost 130 people are injured and over 85 people are killed.
  • 1942: After capturing Tobruk, Erwin Rommel is promoted to the rank of Field Marshal.
  • 1942: The United States Congress officially adopts the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • 1944: The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act – now known as the G.I. Bill – is signed into law by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1945: The Battle of Okinawa concludes.
  • 1978: James W. Christy discovers Charon, Pluto’s satellite, at the U.S Naval Observatory.

Famous Birthdays on June 22

  • American actress Marguerite De La Motte is born in 1902.
  • American criminal John Dillinger is born in 1903.
  • American pilot and author, Anne Morrow Lindbergh is born in 1906.
  • American singer and producer, Alan Osmond is born in 1949.
  • American actress and singer, Meryl Streep is born in 1949.
  • American actress Lindsay Wagner is born in 1949.
  • American politician Elizabeth Warren is born in 1949.
  • American actress Amy Brenneman is born in 1964.
  • American author Dan Brown is born in 1964.
  • French actress Emmanuelle Seigner is born in 1966.

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is an annual holiday which occurs on June 19th and is observed in the United States. It is one of the oldest celebrations of the abolition of slavery in the world. While this holiday isn’t an official government holiday in any U.S state, it is recognized as a ceremonial observance in roughly half of the U.S states and is observed as a “partial staffing holiday” in Texas – which means that government offices do not close on this day but some employees are allowed to take the day off by using a floating holiday.

History of Juneteenth

The history of Juneteenth can be traced all the way back to June 19th of 1865. This is when the Union Army, led by Major General Gordon Granger, arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and that all former slaves were now free. Although President Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, slavery hadn’t ended in Texas because there weren’t enough Union soldiers in the state to enforce the new order. However, the sound defeat of General Lee in April of that year and the arrival of the Union soldiers under Granger strengthened the forces sufficiently enough to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation.

While the original reason for why Texas was over two years behind in freeing slaves is lost to the fog of time. However, there are a few stories that have been passed down through the generations to explain the delay. The first story tells of a messenger who was on his way to Texas to deliver the order of freedom when he was captured and murdered. Another possibility is that the plantations ignored the order so they could maintain their free working force.

On June 19th, 1865, Major General Granger read General Order Number 3 to the people of Texas. This order stated: “The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer.” Reaction to this order by the former slaves was as varied as you could imagine. Some of the slaves stayed on under their former masters in a working capacity, while others left immediately after the order was read. Some of the headed North and others head to other parts of the South looking for family members they may have been separated. As more and more families united, they remembered fondly the day they acquired their freedom and began to celebrate it as Juneteenth. The day gained further prominence during the Civil Rights Movement.

Where is Juneteenth celebrated?

United states – All except am. samoa , az , hi , md , mp , mt , nd , nh , sd , ut , virg. is.